Anyway I have finished my mystery afghan stitch a long. The last three rounds were pretty easy and I've learned that I had been doing picots wrong. Which really makes me feel silly because I don't know how I managed to do them so wrong.
I love the way this turned out! It is kind of busy, yes, but oh my goodness I love it. I'm sad that it's lapghan sized rather than something I could actually use on my bed, but my daughter has loved it since I started making it, so I guess she can have it. I already bought more yarn so that I could make another one (different colors, double the size) for myself anyway.
I am almost done with the next part of my Geisha and I will probably be working on her tonight for a while. Hopefully I'll have a WIP for you in the morning.
Happy belated Mother's Day and happy stitching, everyone.